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It's situated 1,050 kilometres to the north of Canberra, the national capital of Australia.
Sitting 18 kilometres south, Bald Knob is worthy of a visit. Many people come here to experience the Australia Zoo.
Kings Beach and Shelly Beach are great destinations if you're searching for somewhere to admire ocean views.
You don't need to go too far afield to experience some wonderful natural sights. Hop in the car and follow the road signs to Noosa National Park, 35 kilometres away from Mapleton, for a laid-back day. Or perhaps Glasshouse Mountains National Park is more up your alley? It's located just 35 kilometres away.
Make tracks to Mapleton Falls National Park for a pleasant afternoon out.
If you're considering venturing outwards, go 3 kilometres south to Flaxton. This is where you'll find Lake Baroon and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. We also recommend going to Montville, 7 kilometres to the south, for Kondalilla National Park and Kondalilla Falls.
Whether it's for some shopping or to take in the sights, locals and visitors alike often make the trip out to Maroochydore, 20 kilometres to the east. Sunshine Plaza, the Twin Waters Golf Club and Foote Sanctuary of Buderim are all within a stone's throw. That said, you shouldn't pass up Sunshine Coast Flyboard X-perience and Red Jacket Aqua Fun Park either.
Feeling ready to chomp, chew, nibble, gnaw and gulp your way around Sunshine Coast? A world of tempting flavours awaits you, so slip on your stretchiest slacks and bon appétit!
A traditional meal here often includes beef and bush tucker, two common ingredients for which the local area is known for plating up.
There's always a local meal or two you have to try, and when you're in Mapleton, salt and pepper squid is definitely one of them. Meat pie is another iconic dish that's sure to make an impression.
You can never have too much dessert on holiday, so why not get stuck into some peach melba? It's worth every single calorie!
To beer or not to beer? Of course, the answer is always beer. While you're in this corner of the world, XXXX Summer Bright Lager is the one you need.
For something a bit stronger, order one or two shots of Bundaberg Spiced Rum. Drink it as it is or ask your bartender for mixed-drink recommendations.
Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Riverina Chardonnay are lovely backgrounds to almost any dish. You needn't be an authority on vino to appreciate a tasty drop!
It might be time to say goodbye, but your trip won't end quite yet. Your friends and family will be asking to see pictures of the picturesque Sunshine Coast region for a long time to come!
Situated 90 kilometres to the south is Brisbane Airport (BNE), the closest terminal. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to reach it.
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